Finnish Stats: Kaisa Leka

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Kaisa Leka did some research into the prizes awarded Finnish comics artists in the last four decades. She writes:

I hate it when comics have to be explained, but here’s a translation and explanation I wrote on Facebook:

Translation: One hat in the drawing represents six “Puupäähattu” comics prizes awarded to a Finnish artist during the years 1972-2013. (Except the topmost male hat, which represents five prizes, making the total six awards to female artists and 35 to male.)

Explanation to non-Finnish readers: The prize is named after a famous classic comics character who wore a similar hat, and the person who gets the prize also receives a very nice felted hat in the same style.

You can see more of Leka’s work at her website, in the blog she keeps with her partner Christopher here, or read about her more (in English) in this interview.

UK Tour!

OUR FASHION YEAR FLYER copyAnne Elizabeth Moore will be repping our current project for Truthout, Our Fashion Year, hard in the UK this week in two public lectures, one in Newcastle on November 27 and the other in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum on November 29.

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By popular demand we’ve introduced an EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL PACKAGE REWARD, now allowing international backers the opportunity to purchase a digital copy of the film! 

We also reduced to cost of $300 reward that features the collaborative art work Jacinta Bunnell, Julie Novak, and participants at the exhibition SEX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER. The Ladydrawers (of Chicago, Ill.) to $150.

And finally, Laura Szumowski’s 56-page book Tip of the Iceberg is now only $60.

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Hey everyone check out this new video! Its an excerpt from an interview with comics creator and Ladydrawer Delia Jean. A pledge of at least $10 or more will gain you access to our private Tumblr page, which has more content and videos from the Comics Undressed documentary.

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